Songs for a Museum

2013, 55 minutes

Papu Gherase, Papu Giogi, Papu Coli and Papu Miciu, four old men who sing polyphonic music following a centuries-old tradition in their community, go on the road to give concerts and promote their first and only record, meditating humorously on happier da

Papu Gherase, Papu Giogi, Papu Coli and Papu Miciu, four old men who sing polyphonic music following a centuries-old tradition in their community, go on the road to give concerts and promote their first and only record, meditating humorously on happier days of the past, the daunting present, and the approaching death. A road movie in space and time that, while going forward with the concerts, goes backwards in time through the stories in which the singers reminisce their past and compare it with a very different present, in the light of the final disappearance of their musical tradition along with their own fading-out memory.



Members of mandy who have been involved in Songs for a Museum

  • Marius Besu · Director of Photography
    • Songs for a Museum
    • Mandragora, Virafilms